I confirmed my first genetic match using 23andMe’s Relative Finder the other day. Nice to know it really works!
A lady by the name of Sandra was predicted to be a 3rd cousin, turned out to be a 2nd cousin once removed. She is also a descendant of Jack Kakoschke and Emilie Wittwer.
I’ve over 400 more distant relatives predicted, but proving the connection can be difficult when you need to go back 6 or more generations. Hope to find some more though.
Postscript: Another success! I’ve recently connected with another cousin, Vivianne. She’s my 3rd cousin once removed, also a descendant of Johann Hempel Sr (born 1818).